97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

18th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology

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Presentation Topics

The ARAM Committee greatly desires to broaden the typical ARAM audience by soliciting contributions and participation from the consumers of raw and translated weather information, to facilitate stimulating discussions that foster a better understanding of the user needs and weather prediction capabilities and limitations. 

Papers for this conference are solicited on:

  • Weather Impacts to Aviation, Range and Aerospace Operations (Convection, Icing, Space Weather, Turbulence, Volcanic Ash, Wake Vortices, Wind Shear, Winter Weather)
  • Weather Information Integrated into DSTs on the Ground and in the Air (ATM-Weather Integration, Decision Support Tools, Weather Technology in the Cockpit [WTIC])
  • Traditional and Non-Traditional Non-Aircraft Sensors and Observation Capabilities (Sensors and Observation Capabilities, Satellites, Radar, Lightning)
  • Traditional and Non-Traditional Aircraft Sensors and Observation Capabilities (Aircraft-Based Observations)
  • Advances in Numerical Weather Prediction, Ensemble Modeling and the Use of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Support of Aviation, Range and Aerospace Operations (NWP, Ensemble Modeling, AI)
  • What’s Weather Worth to Aviation, Range and Aerospace Decision-Makers (Benefits Assessment)
  • Outside the (Aviation) Box – Impacts of Weather on Range,  Aerospace, Commercial Spaceport and UAS Operations (Range, Aerospace, Commercial Spaceport and UAS)
  • The Framework We Rely On – NextGen and International Programmatic, Policy and Regulatory Updates (NextGen, International, PP&R)
  • The Little Guys – Most Vulnerable to Weather Impacts (GA Operations)

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 8 August 2016
Acceptance Emails Sent: late-September 2016

Abstract Fee

The $95 abstract fee  (payable by credit card or purchase order) is refundable only if your abstract is not accepted.

What's Included

Your fee includes your abstract, extended abstract (optional), and your recorded oral presentation posted to the online program which is available to all visitors for free. 

Student Award Opportunities

The Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM) committee of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is proud to award a Best Student Prize at the 18th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology held 22 – 26 January 2017 in Seattle, Washington.  This award recognizes outstanding student contributions based on an evaluation of both the submitted written paper and corresponding oral or poster presentation.


Contenders for the award will have to:

 * be enrolled at a University (either at undergraduate or graduate level),

 * be the lead-author and personally make the presentation of their work,

 * and provide an extended abstract (short paper) before the conference.

Students who wish to be considered for this prize should indicate that when submitting their abstract.  Previous winners of this prize are no longer eligible.


For further information, please feel free to contact Michael Robinson ([email protected]) or Cecilia Miner ([email protected]).

Program Chair(s)

For additional information please contact the program chairperson, Matt Fronzak.